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July 17, 1962
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A. P. KRUEGER
3,044,535
LABEL DISPENSER
Filed March 10, 1960
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Patented July 17, 1962
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frame which consists of a base member 10 having a
3,044,535
LABEL DISPENSER
Alfred P. Krueger, Southbury, Conn., assignor, by mesne
assignments, to Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing
hollow casing upstanding therefrom to receive the supply
of labels. This casing comprises front and rear walls 11
and 12 and side walls '13 and 14.
Upon the rear wall 12 of the device are provided a
plurality of spaced ribs 15 and likewise upon the front
wall are provided a similar number of spaced ribs 16.
7 Claims. (Cl. 156—584)
A plate-like partition 17 of sheet metal or similar ma
This invention relates to label dispensers and more
terial is mounted in the casing, the front and rear edges
particularly to dispensing labels supplied in strip form 10 of which are disposed within the spaces between the ribs
and mounted upon a‘ backing strip to which the labels
15 and 16 so that this member may be adjusted laterally
lightly adhere, the labels being provided with pressure
of the casing as required by the width of the labels on
sensitive material on the side adjacent the backing strip.
the supply roll. When it is desired to adjust the partition,
Company, St. Paul, Minn., a corporation of Delaware
Filed Mar. 10, 1960, Ser. No. 14,133
In dispensing labels of this character the backing strip
it will be Withdrawn ‘from the casing and again inserted
is drawn from the dispenser and bent sharply over a 15 in a different position. Ribs 18and 19‘ may project in
projecting edge in order to strip the labels themselves
wardly from'each of the side walls13 and 14 so as to
from the backing strip, the labels tending to issue from
the machine in the direction in which they are presented
to the edge over which the backing strip is bent.
locate the supply roll of labels in the proper position.
The plate '17 is provided with a projecting pin20
upon which may be suspended a supply roll of labels
As illustrated, the backing strip is rdrawn from the 20 mounted upon a backing strip, the roll being designated
machine by the user who grasps the end of the strip and
at 21, the backing strip at 22, and the labels at 23, the
draws it from the device around the stripping edge.
latter adhering lightly to the upper surface of the back
ing strip.
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When a label has been stripped from the material, the
operator grasps it with his ?ngers and applies it to the
As illustrated, the forward portion 25 of the casing
article or package to be labeled. It will be understood, 25 projects upwardly from the remainder thereof, and ad
however, that the invention is applicable to a device
jacent its upper end a shaft or arbor Z6 is secured in the
wherein rollers or other feeding means may be provided
Walls 13 and“. A roller 27 is rotatably mounted upon
to draw the backing strip with the labels adhering there
this shaft in a position so that its surface will be spaced
to from the machine.
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slightly from the inner surface of the front wall 11, as
In rdevices of this kind where the backing strip is bent
shown in FIG. 5, and as will ‘be apparent from FIGS. 1
or turned over a sharp edge, some inconvenience is usual
and 5 the backing strip and labels pass below the roller
1y encountered in threading the strip through the ma
27 and between the latter and the adjacent surface of
chine. It is contemplated by the present invention to
the front wall 11 of the casing, the'backing strip being
provide means for guiding the backing strip‘ over the edge
turned downwardly with a sharp bend over the upper
around which it is bent, which means may be displaced
edge 30 ‘of the wall 11 so that the labels will‘be stripped
or moved to an out-of-the-way position so that the strip
may be readily threaded through the machine so as to
therefrom.
.
In order to provide for the sharp bending of the backing
occupy an operative position readily and conveniently,
strip over the edge 30‘ as the backing strip is drawn from
and thereafter this guiding means may be moved to the
the machine, it is desirable to provide guiding means for
position which it occupies during operation of, the device. 40 wardly of the front wall 11 of the casing so as to hold
One object of the present invention is to provide'a
the strip in close juxtaposition to the outer surface of
new and improved label dispenser for dispensing labels
this wall. For this purpose a coil spring 31 is provided,
mounted upon a backing strip.
and the ends of this spring are secured at 32 and 33 to
A further object of the invention is to provide a label
dispenser of the character described which shall be of
very simple construction and wherein the backing strip
together with the strip of labels thereon may be readily
and conveniently threaded through the machine.
the shaft or arbor 26 externally of the Walls 13 and 14.
The spring 31 is normally lightly stretched between the
two points of securement and thus maintains the backing
strip 22 close to the outer surface of the wall 11.
A shelf-like member 34 may be provided on the wall 11,
Still another object of the invention is to provide a I
as shown more particularly in FIGS. 1 and 5, so that the
label dispenser of the character described having means 50 backing strip 22 will be held in a position spaced from
for mounting a supply roll of labels mounted upon a
this wall in order that it may be readily grasped by the
backing strip and wherein the backing strip may be '
readily threaded through the machine when a new supply
of labels has been placed therein, the machine itself
?ngers of the operator to be pulled from the supply roll 21.
In the use of the device, when it is desired to place a
roll of labels in the machine the roll-supporting member
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being of simple and inexpensive character.
or partition 17 is withdrawn from the casing and the
To these and other ends the invention consists in the
supply roll placed upon the pin 20. To permit this to
novel features and combinations of parts to be herein
be done the upper front edge of the member 17 may be
after described and claimed.
beveled or cut away, as shown at 35. The member 17
In the accompanying drawings: /
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is then replaced in proper position in the casing and the
FIG. 1 is a side elevational view of a label dispense
end of the backing strip and strip of labels is passed below
embodying my invention;
the roller 27 and between it and the front wall 11 of
FIG. 2 is a front plan view thereof;
the casing. Prior to this the guide spring 31 has been
FIG. 3 is a top plan view of the device;
moved from its full-line position shown in FIG. 5 to the
FIG. 4 is a partial top plan view of the front portion
dotted-line position shown in this ?gure (which is the full
of the dispenser showing the guiding spring in the posi 65 line position of the spring shown in FIG. 4) which, as
tion occupied when the backing strip and labels are
the spring may be easily stretched, may be readily done
being threaded through the machine; and
and the backing strip and label strip pulled upwardly
FIG. 5 is a fragmentary sectional view on line 5-5
above the edge 30 of the wall 11.
of FIG. 2.
The spring 31 is now pulled over the edge 30 and re
To illustrate one embodiment of my invention I have 70 placed in its full-line position shown in‘ FIGS. 3 and 5.
shown in the drawings a label dispenser comprising a
This draws the free end of the supply strip downwardly,‘
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bending it sharply over the edge 30, to a position for
4. A label-dispensing machine for dispensing labels
wardly of the wall 11.
If the backing strip 22 is'now drawn from the machine,
the labels will be stripped therefrom and extend in an up
' mounted on and adhering to a backing strip, said machine
ward position, as shown at 23 in FIGS. 1 and 2, where
they may be readily grasped for application to the pack
age or other article to be labeled. If the label 23 is en
tirely stripped from the backing strip, it may fall for- >
comprising a frame, means thereon for supporting a
supply roll of labels adhering to a backing strip, a member
having a projecting edge over which the strip may be bent
to strip the labels therefrom, a roller positioned adjacent
said member and spaced inwardly from the edge thereof
to hold the strip against said member, a coiled spring
wardly to the position shown at 213*’- in FIG; 5 Whereit
upon the other side of said member to hold the strip ad
will rest upon the spring 30 and be prevented thereby 10 jacent that side of the member and effect the bending of
from again adhering to the backing strip.
the strip about said edge as it is drawn from the roll, and
While I have shown and described one embodiment of
said spring being swingably supported from the frame
my invention, it will be understood that it is not to be
and movable over the edge of said member to a position
limited to all of the details shown, but is capable of modi
adjacent said roller to facilitate threading the strip through
?cation and variation within the spirit of the invention and 15 the machine.
within the scope of the claims.
5. A label-dispensing machine as in claim 4 wherein
What I claim is:
said roller is rotatably mounted on a shaft secured in the
1. A label-dispensing machine for dispensing labels
frame and the ends of said spring are secured to said
mounted on and adhering to a backing strip by the sharp
shaft.
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bending of the backing strip, said machine comprising a 20 6. A label dispenser for dispensing labels mounted on
frame, means thereon for supporting a'supply roll of
and adhering to a backing strip, said dispenser comprising
labels adhering to a backing strip, a member having a
a hollow casing open at the top and adapted to support
projecting edge over which the strip may be bent to strip
therein a supply roll of labels‘ mounted on the backing '
the labels therefrom, guide members on each side of said
strip, said casing having a front Wall providing an up
‘member adjacent the edge thereof to effect bending of 25 wardly projecting edge over which the backing strip may
the strip about said edge as it is drawn from the roll,
be bent, a guide roller rotatably mounted in the casing ad
one of said guide members being movably. supported from
jacent said Wall and at a position below said edge thereof
the frame, the last-mentioned member being movable to
to guide the backing strip in a path closely adjacent the
an out-of-the-w'ay position to facilitate threading of the
inner face of said wall, a coiled spring mounted at the
strip through the machine.
30 outer face of said wall to hold the backing strip closely
-2. A label-dispensing machine for dispensing labels
thereto after it has been bent over said edge, and said
mounted on and adhering to a backing strip by the sharp
spring being movable over said edge to a position adja
bending of the backing strip, said machine ‘comprising a
cent said roller to facilitate ‘threading the backing strip
frame, means thereon for supporting a supply roll of
through the machine.
labels adhering to a backing strip, a member having a as: 7. A label dispenser comprising a casing having front
projecting edge over which the strip may be bent to strip
and rear Walls provided with laterally spaced vertical ribs
the labels therefrom, guide members on each side of said
on theirv inner surfaces, the frame having a forward label
member adjacent the edge thereof to effect bending of
exit portion and having rearwardly extending spaced side
the strip about said edge as it is drawn from the'roll,
walls providing therebetween a chamber for the receipt of
the guide member on the side of said ?rst-named member 40 ‘a supply roll of labels, said ribs on the front wall being in
opposing relation to the ribs on the rear wall, the ribs on
the walls forming vertical spaces therebetween, the frame
able over said projecting edge to facilitate threading of
having means on the frontand rear ends underlying said
opposite the supply roll being swingably supported from
the frame, the last-mentioned guide member being swing
the strip through the machine.
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3. A label-dispensing machine for dispensing labels
mounted on and adhering to a backing strip by the sharp
bending of the backing strip, said machine comprising ‘a
frame, means thereon for supporting a supply roll of
labels adhering to a backing strip, a member having a
spaces to provide an abutment and rest for a roll support
extending between the front and rear walls, and an up
wardly removable plate-like roll support selectively re
ceived in opposing ones of said spaces between the ribs
to tend to center the roll with respect to said exit portion
in accordance with the width of the labels, the roll support
projecting edge over which the strip may be bent to strip 50 having laterally projecting means thereon to support the
supply roll in close proximity to one planar face of the
the labels therefrom, guidemembers on each side of said
member adjacent the edge thereof to effect bending of
the strip about said edge as it is drawn from the roll,
and the guide member on theside of said ?rst-named '
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
member opposite the supply roll comprising ,a coiled
UNITED STATES PATENTS
spring secured at its ends to said ?rst-named member and
being movable over the projecting, edge to an out-of-the
: 1,473,376
Langenzen ____ __, ____ __ Nov. 6, 1923
support.
way position to facilitate the threading of the strip through
they machine.
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Hummel _____________ __ May 29, 1956
Cole ___________ _,____._‘_ Nov. 10,1959
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